Head of Product

Lekki, Nigeria

About nomba

Launched in 2017 as "Kudi.ai", a chatbot that responds to financial requests on social apps, nomba has since evolved to empower independent businesses to act as neighborhood banks offering basic financial services such as cash withdrawal, transfer and bill payments to all Nigerians, especially those in underserved communities. Today we process more than $500m in payments monthly.

With a vision to enable economic prosperity by supercharging businesses to run efficiently and meet their goals, nomba is making it easier for businesses to accept payments, make payments and manage their operations. With over 250 employees and more than 150,000 businesses on our platform across the country, we are creating a distinct gateway into the digital economy by providing businesses with access to everyday tools that simplify payments and drive their growth. With these easy-to-use tools, businesses of all sizes can now accept, process and manage payments online and offline while optimizing their operations.

To learn more about nomba, visit our website on www.nomba.com or follow us on Twitter @nomba, on Instagram @nomba_hq and on LinkedIn nombahq.

About the role

At nomba, we are passionate about our customers and the products we put out to them. The Head of product role focuses on aligning the company's product strategy with the overall business strategy. This individual is responsible for managing the Product Team  which consists of Product Operations and a team of Product Managers. The Head of product will work with the Head of Engineering & Head of Design to execute the product road map. 

As the Head of Product, the primary function is to ensure the company's products meet the needs of its customers and the company, partners and customers are in sync with the road map.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and mentor a team of product managers, and related personnel  to deliver products that satisfy the needs of customers.

  • Lead, define, represent and communicate product strategy to all stakeholders.

  • Develop budgets, forecasts, and metrics for the product team.

  • Monitor product development sprints, evaluate results and drive optimisations.

  • Own the product roadmap and communicate with executives, board members, and other stakeholders.

  • Monitor and manage strategic marketing plans for all product lines.

  • Provide direction for all product delivery risks and issues ensuring effective mitigations and resolutions are in place.

  • Highlight key risks or opportunities for future revenues, including developments in the competitive landscape.

  • Set appropriate levels of rigor and thought leadership to drive activity and act as a role model in team development.

  • Focus on improving the delivery capabilities of the team and help them to develop a reputation for outstanding delivery and excellence, setting OKRs, KPIs and managing performance accordingly.


Essential Requirements

  • At least 8 years experience working in product, design or engineering roles in fintech.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a product leader.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience in product documentation for decks, board presentation etc.

  • Strong technical background with in depth understanding of Software development.

  • Strong prioritization abilities.

  • Cross-domain knowledge required to deliver excellent products

  • Customer-centric mindset with the capability of translating that into the product development process

  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail

  • Drive product analytics to understand feature usage, comprehension, and optimization

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of business and technology

Tell your friends about this position

Personal information
Professional data